Friday, 30 March 2018

SugarPea Designs 4th Birthday Celebration




Good morning! I'm excited to be part of a big blog hop to celebrate SugarPea Designs' 4th Birthday! The hop includes the Design Team and some very special guests (see below for full blog roll).

To celebrate, SugarPea Designs is offering a coupon code: BDAY04 for customers to receive 15% off their entire purchase AND a FREE 4x8 stamp set with any purchase (valid until April 7th 11:59 EST).

SugarPea Designs will be giving away (4) FOUR $40 gift certificates to the SugarPea Designs shop.

Winners will be randomly chosen from all the comments left along each stop of the hop.

Comments will close on April 7th 11:59 PM EST with winners announced on April 8th.

Now, onto my card:

I made a circular watercolour rainbow card with the Mandala stamp and Sweet Sentiments: You set, along with the You die.

I started by laying down a rainbow wash on my watercolour panel. When it was dry, I stamped and embossed the Mandala stamp. Then I went back and added more colour to certain spots on the Mandala, to add interest. 

For my sentiment, I cut a black strip and embossed 'Happy Birthday to' from Sweet Sentiments: You on it. I layered a white die cut You on top. The black strip really helps the sentiment to stand out from the rainbow watercolouring.

Here's a quick video:



Don't forget to hop and comment for your chance to win!





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146 comments:

~amy~ said...

Ardyth, this is stunning.

Tina Nelson said...

Beautiful! Love the stamp and the colors you used.

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Ardyth, gorgeous colours, Cathy x

Michele Baird said...

Beautiful! Really nice job

Shanna said...

I love all of the new ideas!

Alicia Lutman said...

So simple, SO PRETTY! love your videos,

Lydia Fiedler said...

Completely amazing!!!

Geet said...

Awesome card with stunning colours

Monica Edwards said...

Beautiful card love the colors 😘

Barb said...

Love the card!

Tami B said...

This is really pretty. I'm a sucker for anything "rainbow".

Vicki said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors you used.

MakeYourLifeColourful said...

I love the gorgeous colour combination on your card! Thanks for sharing your inpiration!

Annette Allen said...

wow this is amazing..

Centellazul said...

Woow love the colors you used, is pretty card!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love these colors!

Lea Lawson said...

This is gorgeous! Love the blended rainbow of colors!!

Karen Day said...

You do such beautiful work! This is lovely :o)

Kelsey Thomas said...

Your card is beautiful!

Susie Sonnier said...

What a great card!

Trina P. said...

Bright and beautiful! Striking card.

Kelly Lunceford said...

So bright and cheery! I love it!

Patti Bailey said...

I love your card, Ardyth! Thank you for sharing.

K . Shuster said...

Beautiful card! So jealous (sigh) as my watercoloring never looks that nice, but I will keep trying.

Spikesmom89 said...

Beautiful! Love the colors!

Debra Rumpza said...

Wow your card is truly beautiful. I love the embossing and the colors you chose.

Chris Handy said...

Love the colors you chose, very pretty card

Kristy Mattix said...

It looks so simple when you show it! Beautiful card.

Regan said...

Beautiful card!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

so beautiful, love the bright cheerful colors
thank you for sharing
Barb Housner
bjhouse2004 at yahoo.com

Pat said...

Whoa! That's a sharp looking card! Neat colors and great design!

Nicole Scholet said...

Oooh I love mandala stamps, this looks so beautiful with the watercolor!

Karthikha said...

Super beautiful card!! Love the mandala and the colors! :)

Cathy P. said...

That "You" die and sentiment stamp is on my list to buy!! Great card, Ardyth!

Theresa said...

I love mandala stamps. Thanks for the tutorial.

Stampin and Scrappin said...

Beautiful Card! Thank you for the video.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Absolutely stunning in every way. Love
that beautiful mandala.

sharon g said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!! I am going to have to go check out the stamp...

Sherry Butcher said...

great job, loving the new inks.
Thanks for sharing.

Dee Earnshaw said...

such a colorful card - thanks for sharing:)

Lynne Wilcox said...

So pretty! Love it.

Barbara said...

What a bright, cheery card!

Connie said...

This is gorgeous. I just can’t seem to get watercolor to look like this, but I’m going to try this anyway. Thanks for sharing.

Mrsfish02 said...

This mandala is so very beautiful and I love it colored in this bright and cheery rainbow. Needing some spring time here in Michigan. Thanks for sharing this beauty!

Veronica Klatt said...

So I guess your like Catherine Pooler inks - me too! They're great. Your card seemed like it was a lot of work, but well worth it. Very, Very pretty.

My Crazy Craft Life! said...

Adorable card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Momcat said...

Great card, love the colors, so pretty!

stratton24 said...

Great color!!! I'm going to try this asap! Thank you for the inspiration!!

MJ said...

Beautiful card and your background is stunning. TFS

Nu2Scrap said...

So beautiful, love your colors!!

kathy mccreary said...

I love your background! I will have to try this!

Billie A said...

Gorgeous card. I love the large medallion and color choices. Beautiful.

Clemente Batan said...

Very pretty Mandala stamp. Love the rainbow background.

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful coloring. The Mandala stamp is gorgeous.

Debby Prutzman said...

Beautiful card.

Cynthia Cole said...

Love your rainbow colored card!

Dana M said...

Beautiful card! The rainbow water color wash highlights this gorgeous mandala perfectly.

Jennifer said...

Really fun technique! Love it -

sue emerick said...

Thanks for the video! Great card that will be fun to make!

Patti H. said...

A fabulous card, Ardyth! Love the rainbow & the great big YOU!

Connie H. said...

This is so pretty!

Heidi said...

Absolutely stunning card - a new technique for me, too! Love it!

Cat Craig said...

Beautiful combination of colors, so springlike.

kathymcc said...

Your card is just stunning, Ardyth! I love your watercolor wash...the colors you chose are really beautiful! And, thank so much for the video showing us how you made your card....I so appreciate when designers take the time and effort to make a video!!

Robi Wax said...

Beautiful coloring! Love the card.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your mandala card is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing a video on how you made your card.

Diane N. said...

Beautiful, colorful card.

Andrea Shell said...

Beautiful card! Love the rainbow mandala!

Iris said...

So pretty - love the soft colors.

Renee M said...

A lovely stamp and card--thanks for the video! Happy birthday to Sugar Pea :)

Cyn Reynoso said...

Such a colorful card! Springy and soft colors! Love it!

Marilyn M. said...

I absolutely love the colors you used on this card; very springlike

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love what you did here, so beautiful!

Rachel Duong said...

I love the crisp contrast and then you colorful stamp is beautiful

Denise Bryant said...

Love this gorgeous card! Happy 4th birthday to SugarPea Designs!

MaggieB1983 said...

Beautiful card as always Ardyth! Love the rainbow colors you've chosen and the black sentiment really pops on that colorful background. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. ~HUGS~
#kindnessmatters

Sue D said...

So pretty--love the colors.

cropmom66 said...

This card is stunning!! I love the colors!

Jill D. said...

Love your card. It is so cheery. I'm a CP ink fan as well.

Denise candelaria said...

Beautiful card, nice soft colors and then bold colors afterwards to stand out on the inside and edges. Great work.

Kristin M. said...

That Mandala stamp is absolutely stunning. I love your card! Thank you for sharing!

Maxine D said...

What a stunning piece of art Ardyth - love it
Blessings
Maxine

Christa said...

Very colorful and pretty!

Gwen said...

Beautiful, I always love white embossing with water coloring!

cindybearj said...

I absolutely love the bright colors you used on this beautiful mandala! Those CP inks are awesome, aren't they?

Carmen Lalande said...

Oh my so pretty!!

Laura Love said...

Love the bright summery colors!

DAWN BECKER said...

Beautiful and different card for the 4th anniversary for sugar pea designs !!

tami said...

I saw the colors and was immediately drawn... anything 🌈 I’m in!! Beautiful card!!

loulou said...

Awesome card. I love the mandala so pretty. Great design with the masking.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Loving the bright, bold, beautiful colours, that card came together so quickly, awesome.

Cindy said...

Love your beautiful card!

Kristina B. said...

Love how bright and fun this is!

Becky Doyle said...

Love the card and how colourful it is!

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Yes!! This is the reason I just got this stamp. Gorgeous design. ❤️

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love the rainbow idea.

Lisa said...

Oooh! Bright and beautiful! Love this!

Nanci said...

Ardyth,
A-Mazing! Just a truly beautiful card! Thanks for sharing the video!

Linda M said...

Such a pretty card!

Lori Lien said...

Amazing card I've got to try this

Carrie said...

I love that mandala stamp and love the rainbow coloring you did on it. Thanks for sharing your card!

Karen Holberton said...

Simply beautiful.

Brenda Kuder said...

Yours is the prettiest card I have seen so far. Beautiful!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Gorgeous! I covet that mandala stamp!!! I may have to break down and get it even though I have another mandala stamp and really don't need several. But this one is prettier :-)

Mirella said...

Ooooh I love your card, I am a big fan of ink blending in rainbow colours! Thanks so much for sharing!

Cynthia said...

Lovely mix of colors and perfect technique for the mandala image.

JoAnne R said...

Oh I love the rainbow watercolor blend on your Mandala. Great card.

Isabelle Baudin said...

I love your card ! Mandalas are one of my favorite design for cards, but your work with the colors bring your card to the next level, it's really a great creation. Thank you for sharing !

Lindar C said...

I enjoy your videos so much, your card is beautiful!

Mary-Anne V said...

wow what a stunning mandala design and colours!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome card and colors!!!

Gayle Bartholomew said...

Loving all this inspiration Your card is beautiful.

Denise Ward said...

The Geometric Snow Plate looks so springy and vibrant with the colors you used!

M DelValle said...

Love the card! Very colorful!

Ciara Taylor said...

I love the colour choices!!!!

StarSpry said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the rainbow wash background :)

Annalisa Young said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. What a smart way to get an even wash by doing the embossing after the first layer of color. I also love the added pops of darker color. It especially makes the teardrop shape on the outside look like jewels. Thank you so much for sharing such a lovely idea with us!

Diane Stricker said...

Gorgeous card, love the colors.

Stef Perry said...

Love the white on white embossing and your beautiful rainbow wash. It looks great cut as a cirle and mounted on the square card base!

Catherine Loveless said...

What a great card! I love anything that is rainbow and this card qualifies.

Cathy Lillie said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the darker highlights of color you added to the mandala after you stamped and embossed it. It's really quite striking!

Saniyah Syed said...

Pretty card! Love how you used the black on the colors, and your layout. Thanks for sharing!

Laura Buehler said...

What a lovely card!

Deborah Kaye said...

Gorgeous card! The background and the mandala stamp are lovely together.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Oh my !! Your colorful mandala is incredible !!
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TAS said...

Love your rainbow watercoloring!

Kim Potts said...

Great technique and beautiful results!

Renate Harrison said...

Love all the bright colors, the stamp is gorgeous, great job!!

Heather said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the elegance of this stamp and your colors are fabulous!!

Amy C. said...

This is a beautiful stamp. I really love the rainbow of volors.

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! Such an AWESOME Card!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Izzy Scrap said...

What a gorgeous rainbow mandala ! Can't wait to receive my CP's set of inks to play with them ! Thanks so much for inspiring with all your creative cards ! x

Kerin said...

WOW Ardyth this is gorgeous!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Ardyth, your background for this stamp is AH-mazing! It has certainly made for one gorgeous card, I L♥VE IT! Well done!

Sharla said...

WoW!! This is just gorgeous, love all the colors!

sobia shahab said...

The mandala design is beautiful

Beverly Perdue said...

Awesome card design. Love the beautiful watercolored background with the mandala stamp.

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is SO beautiful! I love all that amazing color and the mandala looks so pretty and detailed!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Beautiful card - wonderful colours and love the embossing of the mandala stamp!

Nana Griffin said...

Great blending of the colors.

Jen said...

Beautiful card! Loved seeing how it came together in your quick video too!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ardyth, that is so beautiful. Your ink work is perfect on this gorgeous creation. Love it! Hugs, Wends xoxo

charly said...

Thank you for sharing such an inspiration card! Beautiful colors.

ronette m fajardo said...

Oh, just stunning! I love your color palette and the fun design too, so unique!

Brandi R said...

Gorgeous colors! Love this card ♥

D.Ann C said...

Beautiful, beautiful mandala - love those colors!!
Congrats to SugarPea on their 4th anniversary!